Outline of the Arrangements
For every day a teacher is on maternity leave (which would normally have been a day of work) the teacher accrues 0.3385 of a day’s holiday. The calculation of holiday entitlement has 3 elements to it:
1. Holidays accrued and taken prior to commencement of Maternity Leave 2. Holidays accrued during Maternity Leave 3. Holidays accrued and to be taken after Maternity Leave
The teacher has the option to take at least some of this outstanding balance as an additional cash payment rather than as holidays. It must be remembered that a teacher while on holiday does not accrue further holiday entitlement.
Who is affected?
1. Those currently on Maternity Leave 2. Those about to go on Maternity Leave 3. Those who have recently returned from Maternity Leave
What to do?